Muhokya resettlement camp overwhelmed by ill Health, hunger


KASESE– People living in the Muhokya internally displaced camp in Muhokya town council, Busongora South County in Kasese District have appealed to the District Leaders to table their issues on the floor of Parliament for redress.

They made the appeal on Wednesday in an engagement with the Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament personal assistant who visited the area to access if the people in the camp had received the relief items that Hon. Ferigo Kambale had lobbied from the Office of the Ugandan Prime Minister.

On 19th November, the office of the Prime Minister sent an assortment of items including maize floor and beans where each house hold received 50 Kgs of maize floor and 25 Kgs of beans.  

Currently Muhokya camp hosts 224 households that are awaiting government to resettle them.

Mary Nyongyera Nyabahasa in her 60s says it would be the role of the Kasese leaders to make sure their fate is worked upon adding that currently the camp was facing a lot of challenges especially with shelters which are now worn-out adding that where they get challenges whenever it rains.

Simon Kule Kisabu says they were getting food stuffs from government and non-governmental organizations but this may not do much as long as they don’t get land where they could do their personally activities. 

Aryema Rehema the camp general chairperson revealed that they’re currently facing challenges of lack of washing facilities, sanitary towels to the ladies who are still in the reproductive age, wash rooms among others.

Leonard Kasereka the Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament personal assistant noted that they would follow up the issues to make sure they are resettled.